“I used to believe that we must choose between science and reason on one hand, and spirituality on the other, in how we lead our lives. Now I consider this a false choice. We can recover the sense of sacredness, not just in science, but in perhaps every area of life.”
Larry Dossey, MD
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Larry Dossey, MD, is best known as an advocate for the role of the mind and spirit in health. An international lecturer and the author of ten books, Dr. Dossey is also the Executive Editor of EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, a leading journal in the field of integrative medicine. The primary quality of all of Dr. Dossey's work is scientific legitimacy, with an insistent focus on "what the data show." The impact of Dr. Dossey's work has been remarkable. Before his book Healing Words was published in 1993, only three US medical schools had courses devoted to exploring the role of religious practice and prayer in health; currently, nearly 90 medical schools have instituted such courses, many of which utilize Dr. Dossey's works as textbooks. In his 1989 book Recovering the Soul, he introduced the concept of "nonlocal mind." Since then, many leading scientists have adopted this model as an emerging image of consciousness. Dr. Dossey's ever-deepening explication of nonlocal mind provides a legitimate foundation for the merging of spirit and medicine, the ramifications of which call for no less than the reinvention of medicine.